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Wisconsin Avenue Landmark, Eastham’s Exxon, to Close

Nine-story, 145-unit residential building planned for site, The Gazette reports.

Wisconsin Avenue landmark Eastham’s Exxon Servicenter will hang up its gas pumps for good Sept. 30, The Gazette reports.

Washington Property Company hopes to construct a nine-story, 145-unit residential building at the site, and plans are set to go before the Montgomery County Planning Board Nov. 1, The Gazette reports.

The station, located at 7100 Wisconsin Avenue, has been operated by the Eastham family since 1929 and has won numerous customer service awards, according to the report.

State Sen. Brian E. Frosh (D-Dist. 16) described the station as a Bethesda “institution.”

“It’s the best service station I’ve ever been to,” he told The Gazette. “They’re honest, they’re quick, and their work is superb.”

Read the full story at The Gazette.

Will you miss Eastham’s Exxon? What are your memories of the Wisconsin Avenue landmark? Tell us in the comments.

Mike September 17, 2012 at 07:40 PM
@ Jag, Agreed
Norman September 17, 2012 at 07:55 PM
Yes, it's obviously much better to have them sit empty for years like the closer to the metro gas Exxon is/has been!
jag September 17, 2012 at 08:18 PM
Right, I'm sure that's Washington Property Company's intention.
Ed October 08, 2012 at 11:01 PM
There must be a dozen or more people who now have to look for another job in another place. It won't be the same. Honest, hard working, and caring describes that people that worked there. I wish them all well, where ever they may be. I'm sorry I didn't get a chance to say goodbye to the wonderful people who worked at the station.

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